Kids’ Club Review by Josie: Lyla

LylaLyla, Fleur Beale

I enjoyed this book as I grew up near Christchurch and felt the earthquakes in Timaru when I was 4. I am a big fan of Fleur Beale’s I am not Esther series which is why I chose to read this, but I didnt like it quite as much.

4 stars

Reviewed by Josie from Cummings Park and Seatoun School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: The girl who drew butterflies : how Maria Merian’s art changed science

Syndetics book coverThe girl who drew butterflies : how Maria Merian’s art changed science by Joyce Sidman.

This was a good but long book to read. I found it astonishing seeing Maria Merian’s great art. It felt as if the pictures came into reality every time I saw them. What a wonderful hand was gifted to Maria Merian. I think everyone should read this book as the art in it is a must see for everyone.

4 stars

Reviewed by Gaurav from Johnsonville and Raroa Normal Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: Cook’s cook : the cook who cooked for Captain Cook

Syndetics book coverCook’s cook : the cook who cooked for Captain Cook by Gavin Bishop.

This was a great book in this I learnt about the voyage of the HMS Endeavour and also how it was at the ship. It must have been a long and tough journey for the people in real life. The cook’s cook created many new recipes along the voyage using stuff the crew had hunted. This book was very well illustrated.

4 stars

Reviewed by Gaurav from Johnsonville and Raroa Normal Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tiana: The girl who drew butterflies : how Maria Merian’s art changed science

Syndetics book coverThe girl who drew butterflies : how Maria Merian’s art changed science by Joyce Sidman.

I normally don’t read picture books, but this picture book is probably one of my favorites. Firstly, it was a non-fiction book and I really like those, I’m into fantasy too, but non-fiction is my favorite. The illustrations are also really nice.

4 stars

Reviewed by Tiana from Karori and St Teresa’s School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Robin: The evolution of Calpurnia Tate

The evolution of Calpurnia TateThe evolution of Calpurnia Tate, Jacqueline Kelly

This book is about a girl in the 1890s who is growing up with a whole bunch of brothers, but she has to be ladylike and learn how to cook and sew, but she really likes science. I loved this book, I have gotten it out of the library so many times! Five stars! I would reccomend it to ages 7 plus.

5 stars

Reviewed by Robin from Island Bay and South Wellington Intermediate , 12 years old